November 13, 2014

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance begins November 15; Residents with No Insurance Urged to Sign Up

Residents without health insurance coverage are urged to sign up through the Maryland Health Connection when open enrollment begins November 15.

Consumers can now go to www.marylandhealthconnection.gov and browse the site to compare prices and plans available during open season, as well as get an estimate of financial assistance that may be available to help pay for insurance premiums.

Residents who enrolled during the first year of open enrollment (October 15, 2013 to March 15, 2014) need to re-apply on Maryland’s new website by December 18 or risk losing any financial assistance they received to help pay the insurance premiums.

Health navigators, assisters and insurance brokers will be available to answer questions and help consumers browse the website and preview available health plans on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three locations in Montgomery County:
  • UpCounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown 
  • Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Dr., Rockville 
  • Silver Spring DHHS Services Center, 8818 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 
Residents are also invited to attend free information sessions on the 15th about "The Importance of Health Coverage and Choosing A Health Plan." Sessions will be available in English, Spanish and Amharic:

  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown (English) 
  • 1335 Piccard Dr., Rockville (Spanish) 
  • 8818 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring (Spanish) 

  • Noon to 1 p.m. 
  • 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown (Spanish) 
  • 1335 Piccard Dr., Rockville (Spanish) 
  • 8818 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring (Spanish) 

  • 2 to 3 p.m. 
  • 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown (English) 
  • 1335 Piccard Dr., Rockville (English) 
  • 8818 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring (Amharic) 

The Maryland Health Connection’s call center will open on Sunday, November 16 at 10 a.m. for residents to apply by telephone. Call toll free 855-642-8572 (TTY 855-642-8573).

Beginning Monday, November 17, in-person assistance will be available at more than 30 locations throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

For details on sign up locations, go the Capital Health Connection website at www.capitalhealthconnection.org or call 240-773-8250.

For additional information on eligibility guidelines and the documents needed to apply, go to www.capitalhealthconnection.org

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